OOTD: Tropical Tendencies

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If you like to plan your seasonal outfits ahead, it’s time to start planning for the summer. Palm leaf prints have been on trend for a while and they won’t be going away any time soon. Yellows and greens are the perfect summer colors and are great to transition from one neutral to another. People are often afraid to wear black and brown together but with a bright transition color, it becomes easy to do .

The palm leaf print is everywhere. Just check out these sites:

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Today’s outfit was obviously inspired by this trendy print and it all began with ModCloth’s one-piece swimsuit.

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High Dive by ModCloth

Need I Say Shore One-Piece Swimsuit

$85

Feel as dazzling as the cerulean sea, lounging under an overhanging palm in this exquisite, black one piece. A fresh offering from High Dive by ModCloth, this stunning swimwear features lime green palms, a bustier-style bust, and noir piping to accentuate your lovely look.

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TopShop

Moto Short Denim Dungaree

$55

Tap into the denim trend with these short dungarees. A cool-casual option, with multiple pockets and adjustable shoulder fastening, style with a funnel-neck top for seasonal relevance.

Make anything casual with denim overalls! Feel comfy while looking for the perfect beach spot with just the right amount of shade! Feeling thrifty? I’m sure you’ll find some overalls at your local thrift shop.

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Glamorous

Tan Fringe Boho Bag

$36

Glamorous women’s tan messenger bag. Long tassel fringe detailing on the flap. Long plaited across the body strap.

Add some boho-chic flair to your outfit with a fringe messenger bag. A black one would look great, too.

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ModCloth

Tropic and Choose Bag

$60

After you’ve carefully crafted your outfit of the day, add this quirky-cute bag for the final fanciful touch. Fashioned into a yellow pineapple with a straw-like structure, brown, vegan faux-leather accents, and golden studs, this purse is a piece of paradise you’ll pick again and again.

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Luxury Divas

Wide 6″ Brim Floppy Hat

$20

Whether you’re at the beach or sitting poolside, this alluring, floppy straw hat is sure to maintain your cool in vintage-chic fashion.

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Princess Polly

Dream of Me Sunglasses

$37

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Swell

Vans Authentic Lo Pro Shoe

$45

Keep the sand out of your toes with a pair of classic sneakers. Or wear strappy sandals like the ones in the photo by Charles and Keith (sold out) if you enjoy feeling sand between your toes. (Ew.)

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ASOS

Sunshine Bracelet Multipack

$22

Remember to always add a pop of color with your accessories. Not much of a bracelet girl, like me? Check out these funky earrings:

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ModCloth

Best Fruit Forward Earrings

$15

Turn a simple ensemble into your freshest look yet by adding these pineapple earrings to the equation! Packed with the stylish nutrients your accessorizing game craves, this pair boasts a bright green and yellow color scheme topped with a glossy finish that will always make you feel your greatest!

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Betsey Johnson 

Pretty Pineapple Watch

$65

Fuel your tropical daydreams by gazing at this cute and quirky pineapple watch! A crisp white-on-white palette complements its resort vibe.

What are some of your summer must haves?

OOTD: Eye-Catching Doughnuts

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I decided to make this week’s Outfit of the Day more modern by focusing on bold colors. Pantone already released their Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report and it’s, unfortunately, colors I would never wear. But I took their almost neon color report as inspiration to create this wild and funky themed outfit. A doughnut shirt hiding among other “normal” ones in my drawer helped me with the theme. You’ll be sure to turn heads and get a ton of smiles with this outfit. Maybe a few laughs as well but that doesn’t matter. Do you, boo. Do you.

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Interested in these pieces? Shop here:

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Pin Up Girl Clothing

Deadly Dames Capri Pants in Baby Blue

$82

Read more about these pants here.

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MLSHOPS on Etsy

Donuts Crop Top

$17

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Betsey Johnson

Kitch Donut Crossbody

$75

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Lulu’s

Beauty Call D’Orsay Kitten Heels

$23

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Killer Sprinkles on Etsy

Donut Hair Pins

$20

I hope you’re feeling sweet today! What do you think about today’s outfit? Too wild or just right?

NYFW: 60’s Mod in Betsey Johnson’s Spring / Summer 2016 Collection

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Betsey Johnson has been one of my favorite designers for a long time. My fascination with her began with the accessories. Fun purses, chunky necklaces and wild shoes. This 73-year- old designer is a 21-year-old at heart and loves incorporating elements of the 60s and 70s, the punk subculture and all things whimsical in her designs. Her NYFW show began with colorful and poofy show-stoppers.

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Her prints were floral, cherry and geometric shapes, among others.

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She also showed her love for edginess.

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And of course, mod-inspired mini dresses.

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I like very few pieces in this collection. Many of them are too “costume-y.” Definitely not my favorite Betsey Johnson show but you got to hand it to her, she still makes eye-catching dresses. The music changed during the show so much that it got very confusing at one point. Having the models go back on the runway to dance forcefully was also not a good idea. A mess or just press hungry? Any press is good press, I guess.

Recent OOTDs

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I was 14 years old when I started taking pictures of myself.  I remember MySpace was big back then and posting at least a pic a day was crucial.  MySpace is no longer what it used to be and it was replaced by the oh so public Facebook.  Playing silly games like Candy Crush and making the transition from high school student to college freshman made me loose my style a bit.  Looking great wasn’t so important to me anymore.  Stained jeans, stretched t-shirts and Converse that were falling apart was my go to outfit.  It still is, but I can honestly say I do my best to dress up a bit on the weekends.  Having to walk 20 minutes to a classroom under the Puerto Rican sun doesn’t really motivate me to put an effort into dressing myself.  Who wants to see a sweaty dress anyway?

I’ve been trying to document my “good” outfits lately.  I figured if I have such cool stuff, why not show people?  I like using Instagram because I can tag the brands and stores where I got my clothes or accessories, making it easier for you guys to find them.  It’s how I discover new brands and fun bloggers.  I can’t really write much on Instagram and I doubt people would want to read a lot there.  I know I get antsy when I see a long paragraph underneath a pic so I decided to talk a bit more about my OOTDs here.  Hopefully you’ll fall in love with some of these brands.

Tropical Bliss

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I got this super cute floral top by La Cabana on eBay.  I searched vintage pin up top and this popped up!  I don’t think you can get these anywhere else.  I’ve searched everywhere.  If you love the island flair, you can start looking here.  I got mine for $16.

The Joys are back Jeans in capri by Fervour I got on ModCloth.  They looked odd on me so I cut them.  They look more flattering on me like this and are super comfortable.  Unfortunately, they’re sold out on the ModCloth website.  You can check out other Fervour items here.

This outfit is perfect for hot summer days or every single day if you live on an island!

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This dress screams fun!  The brand is Folter.  They recently changed their name to Retrolicious.  I got this dress on ModCloth for around $70 and it was worn by AnnaSophia Robb on The Carrie Diaries!  The belt does not come with the dress but at least it has pockets, right?  Dresses with pockets are the best.

The ice cream wristlet is by Betsey Johnson and it comes in several colors.  Blue, like mine, pink and glitter fuschia.  I got mine on eBay for $60 (I think).  I thought it was going to be much smaller and was totally surprised when I got it.  I wish it came with a long strap because I’d rather not have my purse dangling off my wrist, but I guess I can make one.

Now for the shoes.  These were a DIY project.  After checking out several shoe stores looking for the perfect flats to paint, I got these at Payless for $20 and the brand is Lower East Side.  They were a darker brown when I got them.  I got inspired by Shoe Bakery.  Knowing I couldn’t afford a pair of their delicious shoes, I decided to try and make my very own.  It took me two days to make these and I’m completely happy with how they turned out!  Shoes + materials: around $35.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away!  Let’s start off with my favorite purse.  I was lucky enough to get the very last Pomme Sweet Home bag on ModCloth.  I remember asking myself if I would ever use this purse.  It wasn’t until I realized there was only one left that I swore I’d use it at least twice a month.  It’s perfect for a tiny little picnic or for a dose of cuteness.  It’s pretty big on the inside and it comes with a long strap.  The brand is Ollie & Nic and I got it for $65.  Please be aware that Ollie & Nic sell the cutest purses.  Click at your own risk.

I got the Strawberry Fields dress… where else?  On the ModCloth website, of course!  The brand is Bea & Dot, a ModCloth brand.  I got this $100 dress for $30!  The quality is very nice and the fabric is thick.  A bit too thick to wear in Puerto Rico, but hey, cooler months are coming and I’ll surely wear this around.

Calling Dotty

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Minnie Mouse, anyone?  This Hell Bunny polka dot skirt was my first ModCloth purchase almost three years ago.  It’s way too big on me now, but I’ll never let it go!  It has comfty pockets and it came with a detachable bow.  I now hold it up with my Pin Up Girl Clothing belt.

The retro crop top was a Go Jane purchase.  I don’t think they’re selling them anymore but a decent crop top shouldn’t be too hard to find.

The phone purse is by Betsey Johnson and it’s the bag that started my novelty purse collection.  You can plug your phone and actually talk through the handset (is that how it’s called?).  I got the bag on eBay for $80 and it went to Paris with me.

The saddle shoes?  Another DIY!  I got $5 sneakers at Walmart and some black acrylic paint.  Sneakers + materials: $12.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these outfits I like to call treasures and that you found a new favorite brand or designer along the way.  Keep your eyes peeled for these posts or follow me on Instagram for more #ootds!

Ever wonder what a vintage-loving gal trying to be gangsta’ looks like?

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You’re welcome.